Eisenmenger, Johann - Entdecktes Judenthum - Erster Theil (1711, 1025 S., Scan, Fraktur)
January 13, 2013
Only for those with a strong stomach
Gustav Dalman called Eisenmenger's work a compendium of all that is "repulsive" in Christianity and not at all an accurate representation of Judaism.
Still want to read it? Well, if you've read J. Pranaitis' Talmud Unmasked, you've already read most of chapter 2. Pranaitis read Eisenmenger and plagiarized from him, even his mistakes.
For example Eisenmenger claims to have read Talmud in Hebrew. If you know anything about Talmud, you know it was written in a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic. Furthermore Eisenmenger himself copied from and even cites to Johann Buxtorf. So Eisenmenger did't get his stuff straight from Talmud.
Second we have a lot of room to doubt that Eisenmenger understood Hebrew. In chapter 2 he uses the term "begematria" as if it were a noun. It's not, it's a prepositional phrase "be" meaning "in" and gematria, which is the Jewish system of numerology. Everybody learning Hebrew knows this, especially people learning Hebrew from the Jewish Bible, because the first word of that work in Hebrew is "bereshit," "in the beginning." For Eisenmenger to make a mistake about such a basic feature of Hebrew lets us doubt he could produce anything accurate.
Pranaitis plagiarized this word in his testimony at the Mendel Beilis trial and made it even worse, using it as a noun object to the Russian preposion "na" which means "in".
The only good reason for reading Eisenmenger, in fact, is to discredit those who copied from him, namely Pranaitis and Henrich Laible, and at second hand Robert Travers Herford who copied extensively from Laible.
Making Eisenmenger the founder of the Big Lie. And you thought Hitler did that. That's why this book is only for those with a strong stomach.